Daryl Thomas
Daryl Thomas


Edwardsville, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-5 / 133



Delgado Wins First NCAA Title

Sophomore's victory was first 125 pound win in school history


Delgado Into Semifinals at NCAAs

Delgado and three Illini wrestlers still alive


Delgado to Wrestle for NCAA Title

Polz and Blanton earn All-America honor


Delgado and Polz Advance to Quarterfinals at NCAAs

Illini tied for 12th after first day of competition


Four Illini Notch Wins in First Session at NCAAs

Session II begins at 6:30 p.m. CT


Big Ten Wrestling Championships Session 4

Pictures from the final session of the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships.


Big Ten Wrestling Championships Session 1

Session 1 of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at the Assembly Hall.


Big Ten Wrestling Championships Session 2

Session 2 of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at the Assembly Hall.


Illinois vs. Iowa

Photos from the Illinois vs. Iowa match on Feb. 8, 2013


Illinois vs. Penn State 2/3/13

Photos from Illinois vs. Penn State dual on Feb. 3, 2013

2013 NCAA Qualifier

2012-13: Full time starter at 133 ... Qualified automatically for the 2013 NCAA Championships by finishing sixth at the Big Ten Championships ... Went 0-2 at NCAAs ... Was ranked a career-best No. 7 by W.I.N. Magazine ... Defeated two-time All-American Chris Dardanes of Minnesota by a 17-8 major decision ... Went 4-2 at Midlands ... Won the Loras Open and finished third at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open.

2011-12:Full time starter at 141 ... Finished sixth at the 2012 Big Ten Championships ... Posted a 5-3 Big Ten record including wins over Purdue, Michigan State, Northwestern, Indiana and Wisconsin ... Placed fifth at the Loras Open, winning three matches by pin ... Finished season with a 15-15 record, a career-high wins.

2010-11:Served as Jimmy Kennedy's back-up at 141, going 3-2 in the month of January when Kennedy was sidelined with an ankle injury ... Scored a 25-9 four-point technical fall in the Wisconsin dual that gave the Illini a tie with the No. 3 Badgers ... Also scored victories against SIU Edwardsville and Michigan State.

2009-10:Illinois' starter at 133 ... Went 13-18 on the season, including a 5-11 dual record and 1-7 mark in Big Ten duals ... Placed second at the Lindenwood Open, falling only to former NAIA national champion Ray Stephens, who was wrestling unattached ... Went 3-2 at the Las Vegas Invitational ... Went 1-2 at Midlands ... Went 0-2 at the Big Ten Championships.

2008-09:Redshirt season ... Went 5-1 and placed third at the Missouri Open.

HIGH SCHOOL:2008 Asics folkstyle national champion ... 2008 Illinois freestyle state champion ... Placed fourth at the 2006 Illinois Class AA state tournament ... Three-time state qualifier ... Three-time All-Southwestern Conference ... Holds the Edwardsville school records for single-season and career takedowns with 190 and 401, respectively.

PERSONAL:Born on Aug. 1, 1990 ... Parents are Daryl Thomas Sr. and Michelle Robinson ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Has five younger siblings: sisters Cherelle, Abigail and Lydia, and brothers Daniel and Gabe ... Majoring in communication.

Thomas' career record
YEAR W L F Big Ten NCAA 2009-10 13 18 0 2010-11 3 2 0 2011-12 15 15 3 6th 2012-13 22 12 3 6th DNP Total 53 47 6